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Acts 2:25-28, David's Words

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope.
— Acts 2:25-26

NL Daily Devotion for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

 God's presence promised to us

by Dr. Kimberly Leetch, Clergy Stuff


Today's reading occurs as part of the story of Pentecost. Peter and others were gathered together when the sound of a rush of wind roared through the place. Divided tongues of fire rested on each of them, and they began to speak and understand each other, though they spoke different languages. Some thought they were drunk, but Peter assured them this was of God. He reminded them of David's words, that God would not abandon them, but would be with them and keep them from lasting harm. God's promise of presence was kept when God sent the Holy Spirit in this event of Pentecost.

Though the two events (King David's praise and the Pentecost) were separated by centuries, God's promise is as fresh as ever. It is for us, too, even though we have been separated from the event of the Pentecost for centuries. God's promise of presence is as fresh for us today as ever.


Narrative Lectionary Daily Reading:

Acts 2:25-28

For David says concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence."

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